Michigan Court Finds Search Producing Marijuana is Unlawful

  • October 13th, 2016
  • Patrick Barone
  • Marijuana LawsUncategorized

If you are charged in Michigan with possession of Marijuana and/or Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Deliver, and the search producing the drugs is unlawful, your case can be dismissed.  That’s effectively what happened in the case of People v. Mahdi, where Mr. Mahdi was convicted of two counts of possession with intent to

Fraudulent Breath Tests Lead to As Many as 4000 Wrongful Drunk Driving Convictions

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • baronefirm
  • Breath TestingUncategorized

The lynchpin of Michigan drunk driving prosecution is a reliable breath testing program.  Prosecutors have big problems when this reliability is legitimately called into question. This is exactly what has happened recently in Texas where it is reported that between 1200 and 4000 breath tests were fraudulently verified. According to the Houston Chronicle a Department

Court Questions High Costs in Michigan DUI Cases

  • September 2nd, 2016
  • baronefirm
  • DUI PenaltiesUncategorized

In the recent Michigan Supreme Court case of People v. Cunningham, the court was called upon to decide if Michigan law[i] provides courts with the independent authority to impose costs upon criminal defendants. This question was presented because Cunningham was ordered to pay $1,000.00, but there was no indication in the court’s order as to

  • About the Author Attorney Patrick Barone is well-known and well respected throughout the legal community. As a professor, guest speaker and author he shares his knowledge of drunk-driving defense with lawyers and judges to help them better understand this complex area of law. Mr Barone is the co-author of two highly regarded books including Defending Drinking Drivers and Michigan DUI Law – a Citizen’s Guide. Also, Super Lawyers Magazine recently recognized his unique approach to law in their article “Walking in Their Shoes.”
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